Area News

Obituary of Charles T. Riggs, Sr.

  Charles Thomas Riggs, Sr., of the Chicago area, died at home on Thursday, July 25, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. Charles was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Rosiclare, IL. He worked for the Chicago Board of Education for 35 years. He loved to fish, hunt,…

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Jr. High Softball begins season

The Hardin County Jr. High Girls Softball team kicked off its season on Saturday, August 10 at home during Slug Fest 2019. In recent years the Jr. High Baseball and Softball teams have invited other schools to play at the Tammy Conn Memorial Tournament to kick off the season. Tammy was a beloved elementary teacher…

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3rd Annual Rosiclare Fire Department Bowfishing Tournament gleaned over 8,000 pounds of carp from the Ohio and its tributaries

              By Jennifer Lane editor The Rosiclare Fire Department held its 3rd annual Big 15 Bowfishing tournament starting at the Ohio riverfront at the Rosiclare Park and Campground Saturday, August 17 and overnight into Sunday, August 18. In addition to participants from Illinois, others traveled from three neighboring states, Kentucky, Missouri,…

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Agnes P. Hall

  Agnes P. Hall, 93, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL. She was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church and Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Howard Hall and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by…

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Mary Frances Jenkins

Mary Frances Jenkins, 90, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Monday, August 19, 2019 at Hardin County Hospital. She was a member of the Presbyterian Faith. Survivors include her children, Joyce Jenkins of Berkley, CA, John Jenkins of Cave-In-Rock, IL, and Bill Jenkins of Glendale, AZ; granddaughter, Claire Baker of Los Angeles, CA; and sister, Margaret Chichester…

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Frontier Days Pageant sign ups

The Frontier Days Pageant will be on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Hardin County School. It is open to both girls and boys, ages birth to 12 years of age, and girls ages 13 to 99. Sign ups will be held on Wednesday, August 21st from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Hardin County…

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Jr. High Boys Baseball season begins

Players on the Jr. High School boys baseball team kicked off their season by hosting Slug Fest last Saturday, August 10. The Cougars played one game against Goreville, but lost 8-2. In recent years the Jr. High Baseball and Softball teams have invited other schools to play at the Tammy Conn Memorial Tournament to kick…

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Charlene Grace Partain

  Charlene Grace Partain, 61, of Harrisburg, Illinois died on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Harrisburg Medical Center. Charlene was born in Joliet, Illinois on December 31, 1957 to her parents, Herald and Elizabeth Partain. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Charlene is survived by her children, Jonathan Brown of Milton, FL,…

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Chris Daniel Roberts

  Chris Daniel Roberts, 51, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Friday, August 9, 2019 at Rosiclare Rehab and Health Care Center. Survivors include his fiancé, Lisa Lampert of Cave In Rock, IL; mother, Wanda L. Roberts of Eldorado, IL; sister, Bessie Baugher of Eldorado, IL; two nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by…

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